Yep…it is a Terrific Tuesday and I have a terrific card to share with you using the new Everybody’s Business DSP download. I particularly like this new download because each pattern of dsp not only has a colored version but also a grayscale version for you to color. I love using the recoloring feature of MDS! In this card I recolored the dsp with Crisp Cantaloupe and the Whisper White grosgrain ribbon with Cajun Craze. (You have to usually go much darker when recoloring ribbon to get the right shade, so play with different options.) As usual, I thought the Soft Sky card base looked a little flat so I added the overlay stamp from the Because I’m The Dad Greeting Card Template and recolored it Soft Sky. By adding a drop shadow to the overlay, I got just the effect I wanted, just a hint of texture. Go here to see and purchase today’s new downloads.
MDS software disc (130647), MDS software digital download (130646) or MDS 30-day Free Trial (130910)
Stamp Brush Sets: Because I’m The Dad Greeting Card Template (134685) – overlay, Holiday Blitz – thanks
Paper: Soft Sky background, Everybody’s Business DSP (133499) – 7 (grayscale colored Crisp Cantaloupe)
My stamp collection
A week from today we have to be out of the school trailer with all our ‘stuff’ packed up to take with us on our long road trip or to be put into another storage unit. (All our household goods have been in storage since we sold our house last year.)Unfortunately, this packing up includes my stamping space…sob, sob! I have been mulling over…actually arguing with myself…as to which stamp sets I absolutely must take with me on our road trip and what absolutely needs to go into storage. Neither side has been able to convince the other to give.
Today I was having a conversation with my business coach who suggested I take the negative space rubber (the rubber that is left over when you take the stamps out) out of the cases and put two or three sets into the same case. I ended up putting one stamp set with its negative rubber on one side of the case and another stamp set on the other side. I think the surfaces of the rubber stamps touch each other when the case is closed but they don’t have pressure against each other so I think they will be fine. This allowed me to really condense the amount of space taken up by the stamp cases. Yay! Besides that, when my hubby comes into my stamp room he won’t see as many stamp sets on the shelf and won’t realize that I actually have double that amount…hehehe! I’ll post pictures of what the stamp sets look like in the cases later this week.
stamps after consolidation
In conjunction with us starting our road trip and being on the go, I am excited to bring you the Soggy Stamper Club to Go. This is the perfect stamping club for you if you a. don’t have time to go to a regular stamp club; b. can only find time to stamp after the kids are sleeping; or c. you live in an area where there are few stampers, no demonstrator, and no craft stores. With the Soggy Stamper Club to Go, you place an order through my online store for $35 or more by the 10th of each month. Then I send you a link to a 20-30 minute video of an exclusive class just for my Club to Go members. Check it out with more information here.
Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s 25% discount on selected digital downloads and print products! I placed my order for 4 8″x8″ photobooks this week. Have you placed your order? Just think, if you design a quick Christmas card today and send it off for printing by Stampin’ Up!’s professional printer, not only will you save 25% and have fine quality Christmas cards but your Christmas cards will be all done! Check off one thing on your Christmas list already! Here is where you go for more information.
With all the excitement of the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog being released the first of June, this wonderful stamp set the Best of Greetings is almost lost in the shuffle. Remember when you order this set to save the little circle that has the 25 in it. When you have collected 6 of these sets, you can send in a form to get a free $14.95 stamp set of your choice. Visit my online store to order.
In May I shared this Mother’s Day card along with directions for making your own shimmer spritz. You can read about it here. Today I needed a wedding card and began working on my design. I didn’t have wedding greetings in my arsenal, so I turned to MDS and found just what I needed. I printed out the greetings on Whisper White card stock and trimmed them down. I was still trying to decide what to do for the rest of the card when I saw this card lying on my stamping table. I was able to gently lift off the top layer of the card and use it on a different design. The greeting would cover the Happy Mother’s Day that I had stamped directly on the layer. Here is the beautifully recycled wedding card.
I really love using Crisp Cantaloupe for the card base. The inside of the card has a greeting from the Curvy Verses stamp set. This stamp set retired this year so it is no longer available for purchase. But thanks to MDS, I can still use it. You can shop for the supplies I used in my online store.
MDS software disc (130647) or MDS software digital download (130646)
A Word For You stamp brush set (123958), Curvy Verses stamp brush set (129884)
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit die (126999), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
You may be wondering why I have two different newsletter subscription boxes on the sidebar. That is because I am continuing to publish a traditional paper and ink newsletter, The Soggy Stamper Newsletter, and the digital-only News From My Digital Craft Corner. I still have my little corner of the digital world and I still want to share news from it. Yesterday, the June issue of The Soggy Stamper Newsletter was published. If you didn’t receive it, you missed out on some exciting news and some wonderful projects. Don’t miss another issue! Fill out the Soggy Stamper subscription form right now!
The June issue of News From My Digital Craft Corner will be released tomorrow. You need to subscribe to it now! I’d love to share the content with you but you must be a subscriber. The process is easy. Just fill out the box at the right. Be sure to respond to the email I will send you to complete your subscription.
I needed a quick card to contact our yard maintenance man so whipped up this one using the new Mosaic Madness stamp set and the new Mosaic punch. My original concept was to just have the diagonal line of mosaics but the card looked a little ‘blah’. So I added the border stamp diagonally across the corners. I am pleased with the results. Of course, I have no Spanish stamps so had to hand write the greeting. Can you name the two new colors I used? Leave a comment below with your answer.
Stamp set: Mosaic Madness (130249 – c, 130246 – w)
Inks: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171), Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (131174), Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker (119679)
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Other: Mosaic Punch (131267)
Good morning! It is My Digital Studio Monday and I have been mentally creating this scrapbook page of my lovely granddaughter. She has always been quite the tomboy and very athletic so I was quite surprised at how beautiful she looks all dolled up! Wow! This is my version of the MDSM 16 challenge to use the color tool on a stamp. The color brush tool is so easy to use and you can even use the color picker to get an exact color match to another element on the page. This time, I just colored the flowers of the floral frame Whisper White. Here is the challenge sketch:
Have you tried Stampin’ Up!’s professional printer yet? Now is the perfect time to do so because select print products are 25% off. The process is relatively easy and your printed projects are shipped directly to you. The last day of the sale is June 15 so get busy creating and then send your creation off to be printed. Be sure to list me as your demonstrator. )
MDS software disc (130647) or MDS software digital download (130646)
Everything Eleanor Stamp Brush Set (130859)
Spring to Life Kit (133026) Spring to Life Designer Series Paper – 5 (recolored with Recolored with Regal Rose)
Eyelet Border Punch (122150)
1.25″ square punch (comes with MDS)
Today is the first day we can order from the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog. Do you have your wish list in hand? What? You haven’t seen the new catalog yet? You would have it in your hands if you were a member of my team of demonstrators or you can email me your name, phone number, and best time to call you. I’d love to have a conversation with you about how I can send you the catalog at no cost to you. I will also be happy to have a conversation with you about how you can start your own business for only $99.95. Just contact me or check out more information here.
As you probably know…at least you should know if you have been following me here…the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live tomorrow at noon Mountain Daylight time. But…not to worry, you can still order from the old catalog; the retirement list; and on Friday noon to midnight, from the Spring mini. Here is the latest and final (hopefully) word from Stampin’ Up!
Online ordering will be closed at midnight May 30th/May 31st. Online ordering (or OEX for demonstrators) will reopen at noon on May 31st.
And then you can begin to order from the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.
You can order from the Retiring Lists of stamps and accessories until midnight on Monday June 3rd–while supplies last of course.
You can order from the ‘old catalog’ until midnight, Monday June 3rd.
You can order from the Spring Occasions/”Mini” Catalog until midnight, Friday May 31st.
All times are all Mountain Standard, aka Salt Lake City, home of Stampin’ Up!
So happy weekend shopping! My online store is always open 24/7.